Give, and you will receive.

(No investment, No return) Give, and you will receive. Your gift will return to you in full—pressed down, shaken together to make room for more, running over, and poured into your lap. The amount you give will determine the amount you get back. (Luke 6:38 NLT) By Fr. Chris Lee OFR Most of the folks … Read more

Would The Real St. Nicholas Please Stand Up!

By Fr. Chris Lee OFR As a Christian parent, and father of five children, one of the most curious of questions asked by each of my children (when they were small) was, “Is Santa Clause real?” LOL, that question should ring a bell with every Christian parent that has ever been asked the same question. … Read more

When I Don’t Feel Confident

(A strong foundation against attacks) My heart is confident in you, O God; my heart is confident. No wonder I can sing your praises! (Psalm 57:7 NLT) By Fr. Chris Lee OFR It doesn’t take very long after one becomes a Christian to discover conflict. The Bible teaches that as believers we will face conflict … Read more

No Vision = No Direction

(Where there is no vision, people lose heart and fail.) “When people do not accept divine guidance, they run wild. But whoever obeys the law is joyful.” (Proverbs 29:18 NLT) By Fr. Chris Lee OFR I recently went to the eye doctor only to find out that I have glaucoma, and an astigmatism. When I … Read more

Let’s Get Dressed!

(Putting on our Christian clothes) “Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.” (Colossians 3:12 NLT) By Fr. Chris Lee OFR Have you ever had an important event or meeting that you were preparing to attend? Have you ever found … Read more

Solemnity of All Saints

I, John, saw another angel come up from the East, holding the seal of the living God. He cried out in a loud voice to the four angels who were given power to damage the land and the sea, “Do not damage the land or the sea or the trees until we put the seal … Read more


It is utterly AMAZING to me the number of groups and people who are “supposed” to be on the same team, or at least in the same league, and are so adamantly opposed to working together.  It is mind boggling. I get it – no one is going to agree on EVERYTHING.  I spent a … Read more

Stay Alert

(Prayer is a Persistent, Passionate Effort) Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere. (Ephesians 6:18 NLT) By Fr. Chris Lee OFR Before anyone can begin a vital prayer life with God, we must first begin a vital relationship with … Read more

Connected to Jesus

(Plugging in to the source of spiritual nourishment) “I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from me you can do nothing.” (John 15:5, NLT) By Fr. Chris Lee OFR I must admit that gardening is not my strong suit. … Read more

Should I Stay Or Should I Go?

(Concerns About Changing Jobs)“Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people.” (Colossians 3:23 NLT) By Fr. Chris Lee OFR In today’s market, many people are expected to change jobs several times. It’s even common for one to change careers entirely. Each change comes with tension, … Read more

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